LAKE ELMO, Minn., April 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lisa A. Thomson, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer for Pathway Health, has been appointed to the Center for Aging Research and Education (CARE) Steering Committee, based at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing.
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The CARE Steering Committee serves as an external strategic advisory and consulting body to assist CARE in achieving its vision: To transform quality of life and quality of care for older adults and their caregivers. CARE innovations include Geri-Res, an online long-term care nurse residency program; Agefully, a website application to provide information and guidance to family caregivers of older adults; a geriatric care simulation toolkit for health science educators; PALS, a physical activity behavior change program for older adults; and a guide to help group home workers support the healthy aging of people with intellectual disability.
CARE Steering Committee members include industry leaders and academic experts in fields including long-term care regulations and quality improvement, rural health policy, health care administration, workforce and leadership development, and strategy and integrated solutions for the senior living continuum.
“I am honored to serve on the CARE Steering Committee,” stated Lisa Thomson. “Serving in a strategic advisory and consultative role, I am able to support nursing leadership, discovery, education and practice to improve the health and well-being of older adults.”
As Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer for Pathway Health, Lisa is responsible for strategic positioning, marketing, communications and new product development. She works closely with industry leaders, providers and professional associations identifying health care initiatives, regulatory changes and challenges affecting the post-acute care market. She has been voted as a “Top Female Healthcare Executive” and serves as a mentor for health care leaders across the nation.
Lisa has an extensive background in leadership and oversight of daily operations in post-acute and other health care settings and is a sought after national thought leader in the health care arena. She is an active member of numerous organizations including, the Women’s Business Leaders – Health Care Executives, American College of Health Care Administrators, American Health Care Executives, National Association for Health Care Quality, National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration (Honorary Life Time Member) and HealthLeaders Media Council (Advisory Council). Lisa received a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Long Term Care Administration Licensing Program. She is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator and is credentialed as a Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional (QIDP), Certified Music Therapist (CMIT) and Certified INTERACT® QIP Master Trainer.
About the Center for Aging Research and Education
Established in 2011, the Center for Aging Research and Education at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing, is focused on transforming quality of life and quality of care for older adults and their caregivers by accomplishing the following: prepares health care professionals and direct care staff to work with older adults; fosters inter-professional and campus-community collaborations to improve older adults’ quality of life and translates and delivers nursing expertise to family members, community organizations, and housing and service providers, to make it easier for everyone to support older adult health. The University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing, established in 1924, is the leading nursing research institution in Wisconsin and a crucial part of the state’s health care system. As an integral academic partner situated in the health sciences sector of campus with the School of Medicine and Public Health and the School of Pharmacy, the School of Nursing collaborates with scientists and renowned researchers across the UW–Madison campus, the nation and the world. Learn more at care.nursing.wisc.edu.
About Pathway Health
Pathway Health is a professional management, consulting, interim management, executive search and education services organization, serving clients across the post-acute care continuum. Since 1997, Pathway Health has been keeping a pulse on industry clinical, regulatory, quality and reimbursement trends to keep clients on the path to success. With over 150 experienced professionals, we engage and employ leading clinical and operational experts to assist our clients in achieving the next level of performance. For more information, call 877-777-5463 or visit www.pathwayhealth.com.
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